As a cycling instructor, I teach people not to ride in the dooring zone (the area next to parked cars). It is a dangerous place to ride a bicycle. Guess where a good portion of the bike lanes on W. Main Street and other streets in Charlottesville are?
This weekend, a man was riding in the bike lane, struck by a woman open her door, and then bounced under a truck. This scenario is perfectly set up on the main cycling corridor of Charlottesville